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Press Release

U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $100,000 to Create Jobs, Strengthen Economy in Des Moines, Washington

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Commerce Department's Economic Development Administration (EDA) today announced a $100,000 grant to Highline Community College of Des Moines, Wash., to implement a business attraction program for Southwest King County.

"The Economic Development Administration is pleased to partner with Highline Community College to boost business development and job growth," said Sandra R. Walters, EDA Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer. "This EDA grant will develop a market-oriented initiative that will work to attract quality development and jobs to the area."

EDA is an agency within the U.S. Commerce Department and supports the economic development needs of distressed communities throughout the United States. Its mission is to lead the federal economic development agenda by promoting innovation and competitiveness and preparing American regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy.

Additional information on how EDA investments are helping distressed communities create a positive and sustainable economic future can be accessed at: http://www.eda.gov.